“The rule announced today is based upon a careful and thoughtful review of the science. Restoration of cattle and beef trade with Canada is scientifically justified and appropriate under international animal health guidelines.
We are gratified
that the team of peer reviewers who analyzed
the risk assessment done in connection with
this rule found it to be scientifically sound.
This should give American consumers great
confidence in the integrity of federal
oversight of the cattle and beef
The rule’s further restoration
of cattle and beef trade with Canada and other
minimal risk nations should also prompt all
nations that trade in livestock and meat
products to take immediate actions to come into
compliance with these important global
AMI Statement on USDA’s Announcement of Rule to Expand Cattle and Beef Trade With Minimal Risk CountriesFriday, September 14, 2007
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